PLAN DATE: SAT / MAY 26
Now that it’s summer, we say bring on the tiki torches and tropical-themed drinks. With cocktails served in pineapple- and fish-shaped ceramics and kimchi fried rice served in actual pineapples, it’s clear that The Highwater in Astoria fully embraces our summer ethos. The food here is not to be missed as well—co-owner George Spilke believes in creating “new experience[s] that feel familiar,” and we see this best executed in the truffle taro fries. Order a plate, kick back, and switch to island time.
Once the tiki flames start burning low, grab the check and duck into Bungalo Lounge Bar. This classic Astoria lounge picks up once the DJ comes on. Relax, smoke hookah, and people watch or get in the middle of all the action on the dance floor.
Cocktails, Dinner, Hookah Lounge
34-20 Broadway, Astoria
idk tip: Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. means $2 off all cocktails, beer, and wine.
Bungalo Lounge Bar
32-03 Broadway, Astoria
idk tip: Though there is a $10 cover, admission buys you a free drink, so we consider this breaking even.